Lauren Conrad: I'm 'Constantly Working on Myself' to Set Example for 2 Sons

Mom’s motivation! Lauren Conrad explained her efforts to “constantly” work on bettering herself with two young sons at home. “Be a person that your child can be proud of and someone that you hope your child will grow up to be,” the Celebrate author, 34, told Us Weekly and other reporters during the Friday, June 26, #BlogHer20 Creators Summit when asked […]

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Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics shed light on autoimmune thyroid disease

Scientists at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, and their collaborators from the Icelandic healthcare system, University of Iceland and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, have published a study in Nature comparing over 30,000 patients with autoimmune thyroid disease from Iceland and U.K. with 725,000 controls. Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is the most common autoimmune disease and is highly heritable. […]

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Dr. Fauci to testify on Capitol Hill at a fraught time for U.S. pandemic response

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation’s pandemic response. The government’s top infectious disease expert will testify before a House committee, along with the heads of the Centers for Disease […]

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Researcher on the rise of ageism during the pandemic

When COVID-19 first emerged and began to spread, there was a rush to identify common characteristics shared by those infected. Geographic location, lifestyle and pre-existing health conditions were all early candidates for a distinguishing factor that would help predict who would be most susceptible. It soon emerged that advanced age was likely a contributing factor in being vulnerable to the […]

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There’s another health crisis looming – what happens when the poker machines switch back on?

When the COVID-19 restrictions came into force more than two months ago, it meant lights out for the country’s 200,000 poker machines. Now, the pokies are slowly turning on again across the country. This week, NSW became the first state to allow venues to reopen, with certain rules mandating patrons keep 1.5 metres apart. While the health risks certainly need […]

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‘Reborn’ Swiss to drop most virus restrictions on June 6

Switzerland announced Wednesday it would remove most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on June 6, when all leisure and entertainment activities can resume if appropriate precautions are in place. “Switzerland is reborn,” President Simonetta Sommaruga told a press conference in Bern following a government meeting. “We now know that it is possible to control this virus,” she said, with the […]

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